Maple Shade, N.J. District Becomes First To Allow Medical Marijuana For StudentsA southern New Jersey school has become the first in the nation to allow a student to use medical marijuana.
After Cuomo Signs Bill Speeding Up Medical Marijuana For Some, Patient Advocates Say State's Program Is Still LackingJulie Netherland, deputy New York director for the Drug Police Alliance, said she would also like to see the program offer price breaks to lower-income patients and be more widely distributed.
Cuomo Signs Bill Giving The Critically Ill Faster Access To Medical MarijuanaGov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that will speed up access to the drug for people facing degenerative diseases and the threat of serious health risks.
Is Marijuana Addictive?With many states now pushing for the legalization of marijuana, its potential as an addictive substance is hotly debated. Advocates claim that the drug is not addictive, while opponents commonly label it as a gateway drug.
Cuomo Faces Choice On Sped-Up Medical Marijuana AccessAdvocates for sped-up access say they'll rally outside Cuomo's Manhattan office Tuesday, the day before Cuomo's deadline to sign or veto the bill.
Islandia Bans Medical Marijuana SalesIslandia Mayor Allan Dorman said he believes medical marijuana should only be distributed by doctors, not in stores.
Gillibrand Touts Reform Plan For Federal Laws On Medical MarijuanaU.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Monday told a group of marijuana industry professionals that the federal government should reform laws affecting its medical use, allowing states to set their own policies.
Town Of Riverhead Mulling A Medical Marijuana MoratoriumNew York residents will soon be able to fill prescriptions for medical marijuana close to home. But in one town, lawmakers are considering a marijuana moratorium
New York Chooses 5 Companies To Grow, Dispense Medical MarijuanaPatients with qualifying conditions like cancer, AIDS or epilepsy will be authorized to obtain only non-smokeable versions of the drug.
Decision On New York's First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Due SoonUp to five licenses will be awarded as early as next month by the Health Department. Each licensee would be allowed to operate four dispensaries.
Medical Marijuana Distributors Eye NYC Locations As State Prepares To Grant LicensesThe dispensaries are expected to be open for business in January of next year.
Dozens Of Firms Vie For 5 Medical Marijuana Growing Licenses In New YorkFriday is the final day for those hoping to win a slot as one of five medical marijuana dispensaries in New York to submit applications.